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A New Map Of Denmark And Sweden ...
H.Moll - London - - 100 x 59 - Original colour - Herman Moll's fine and large map, printed on two sheets joined, of Scandinavia (with the North Cape of Norway and Spitzbergen contained in an inset) is a compendium of information and one of the most dramatic of the region. Five pictorial side panels to the right create an illustration of life in Lapland; they include a Laplander wedding, transport on skis and sledges, native occupations and homesteads with a "bason full of Brandy with a spoon in it at the porch", reindeer and a note headed "The Laplanders being the most Remarkable People in Europe ...". There are also numerous annotations with notes on scientific observations taken in 1694 by "King Charles ye XI, and his Mathematicians" whose calculations are described here. The title is enclosed within an ornate and large cartouche embellished with martial implements at lower left. The imprint beneath the title cartouche reads "Printed for H.Moll over against Devereux Court without Temple Bar in the Strand, John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. Thomas Bowles Print & Mapseller next to the Chapter house in St Pauls Church Yard and by Philip Overton Map & Printseller near S.Dunstans Church Fleet Street." With expert restoration to areas of paper weakness and tears, and minor discolouration. Nevertheless a most sought-after map of Scandinavia and illustrative of the grandeur of the maps from Moll's large-scale atlas.
      [Bookseller: Jonathan Potter Limited]
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